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hacking post_status to add new levels (6 posts)

  1. easysleeper
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hello gang,
    Let me try to briefly explain what I am doing. I have added to edit-form-advanced two additional check boxes along with the "private" check box. With these I am setting the post_status to either 'friend' or 'loggedin'. You may have guessed that the reason I am doing this is to hide posts from users that are either "not logged in" or not on the owners "friends list" the friends thing comes from a buddypress plugin.

    Here is what I need to find, and what I plan to do.
    I need to find where the post determines that it is private and does the check to see if current user has permissions to see the private post.

    what I plan to do is to add that if the post_status is friend then I'll check if current user is friend OR is owner... and if the post_status is 'loggedin' then I'll check to see if the user is logged in.

    I know how to do my checks I just don't know where in the code to find this 'private' check.
    I have been through MANY lines of code! and I'll continue to keep at it I only hope this might speed up my progress.


  2. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Check out the more privacy options plugin. It'll have it all in there.

  3. easysleeper
    Posted 15 years ago #

    andrea_r you have saved me time and time again!!!


  4. easysleeper
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I spoke too soon, although accurate andrea, you have helped me tons!

    What I am trying to accomplish would be on a post by post basis not on a blog by blog...

    unfortunately I don't know how to ask the right question. I have searched around and sort of have a clue, but unfortunately I don't have all the answers. It looks like post-template.php under function get_the_title is where the distinction of 'private' is being made but I don't understand how if it is private it skips to the next post when you are not the logged in admin of the blog.

    hopefully once I find the answer to my problem, I will also know better how to state it, and it will help others in the future!

  5. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Use the custom fields area to flag for post privacy.

    Actually, I think there's a number of plugin out there for single WP that have various levels of post visibility.

  6. easysleeper
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I did find what I needed in WP_Query class adding fields to $where, depending on my new post_status fileds (i.e. 'friend' and 'loggedin')

    I know this is probably completely different than anyone else would do it, but it works for me and makes sense finally.

    I do have one issue, I am doing a compare and using $current_user->ID I get the logged in users ID, I want to compare that to the Author's Id and so far I tried using $wpdb->posts.post_author... however there is a problem, first it returns a string like wp_X_postspost_author, where X= the blog ID... the problem is I need to return something where I can get the AUTHOR's USERID not the blog ID. even if it comes with wp_AUTHORID_blah blah, that's fine I can always strip that out easily, but I need the USER ID of the author NOT the blog ID... I've searched for this and haven't found it so any help would be AWESOME

    thanks in advance.

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